There are sugar crystals in this tea. Very geometric ones. This was surprising, the first time I saw it; I don’t usually add anything to my green tea, so to see there was sugar already mixed in threw me for a loop.
There’s definitely a difference between this and other peach teas, marked by the presence of vanilla. It makes for a sweeter fruity scent.
I have a tendency to forget to take the tea strainer out of my tea, so “oversteeped” is a way of life. This is a tea which does well with this kind of forgetfulness; the green never gets so astringent that it becomes undrinkable, and the peach-vanilla only gets stronger. It’s a strange tea in that, in my most recent experience, the taste of the tea itself is
there but more as a background, undercurrent of flavor. Generally speaking, I like my green teas to taste green, so my feelings about Momoko were pretty mixed the first time I tried it. Still, I found I liked it enough to get a new pouch this year.